Sofia Portanet – „Ballon“ + Exclusive Interview

1. Thank you very much for your time! Before we introduce your new release to our readers – what kind of drink would you recommend to zip on while they listen to your new music?

I’d highly recommend a whisky sour! It’s got both – something deep and something light and fresh 🙂 Just like my music (haha)

2. Please give us an update about – new single, new album, tour dates, new videos?!

Ballon is the fifth single of my upcoming album “Chasing Dreams” that will be out 8th March, 2024 (You can already pre-order CDs/Vinyls online) . We shot the video of Ballon in my spanisch hometown in Andalusia. I love going there…the food is amazing, the mentality, the weather and my whole family lives there ( I’m half German, half Spanish). Being able to shoot a music video there was a really special thing for me. Tour-wise, I’ll be supporting the amazing Betterov through 6 cities in Germany and one in Switzerland in December. In April, 2024 I will play my own album release tour. Tickets will soon be available and announced on my social media.

3. We live in times of many conspiracy theories. Which, harmless, theory would you wish were true? (For example Dinos living inside Earth or E.T. living in a home in California)

Hahaha, oh my god…. I have to think. Mmmmh. It’s not really a conspiracy theory but rather a superstition… but it’s haunting me since a kid: it sais that if at 3am, in front of a mirror, you say three times “ la dame blanche, la dame Blanche, la dame blanche (which means the white lady in French)” then this the ring-like woman monster will appear behind you in the middle of the night!!!!! Hahaha… terrible….

4. What fashion style or brand would best describe your music?

Muggler and Balmain

5. Tell us more about your songs! Topics! Message!?

My songs are all about empowerment. Life isn’t always what you wish for and sometimes it makes you feel down or weak. And that’s okay. Music is here to make you feel better. That’s what my songs are here for! I love when people feel understood by music. I hadn’t even noticed, but all my songs are about a kind of a heartbreak. Not necessarily only because of a love story but because of a life story. But each song will also make you feel like “ you can change things“, „you’re great“ and“ it’s okay if you’re not okay right now“.

6. Beside music, do you have any special talents?

I’m a very good cock. I love cooking for my friends! And I’m excellent at parking cars….I’ve had people applauding on the streets, haha. Also, I can make babies laugh really easily.

7. Name 5 things we all should know about you as an artist?!

I grew up in Paris and I’m half German, half spanish.

I sing in four languages… one of them is a surprise on my new album… watch out 🙂

I’m not afraid of musical boundaries and changes: I wrote a song and sang a feature with german metal band Kreator.

I turn into a beast on stage…. you have to come and see me on my upcoming tour, haha!

8. How did you learn to sing/ to write/ to play??

I didn’t really learn it, I felt attracted to it as a child really naturally. I’d always be singing…. My father is a musician… he’d play the guitar and sing at home…I guess I inherited that from him. Then I went to the children’s choir of the national opera for five years. There I learned quite a few vocal techniques… It was a really intense time! I had piano lessons but I didn’t really like it. It made me feel very pressured. And reading notes wasn’t for me. I quit piano after three years. The writing thing: no one really taught me how to write… I moved from Paris to Berlin and felt that desire and freedom to write my own music, which I hadn’t done ever before… I just did it… I’d explore other artists‘ lyrics and songs and learned in the process of doing it myself.

9. A question you’d like to answer, but never been asked in an interview before?! + Answer pls

What’s the last movie you watched? My answer is: Stargate from Roland Emmerich! I hadn’t seen it in ages and loved it once again. The actors, the costumes, the story … It was so entertaining!

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